About Tracy Poelzer

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  • Biography: I am the Technology Integration Coordinator for School District #73 (Kamloops/Thompson) and a Teacher-Librarian at Juniper Ridge Elementary.

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Upcoming Tech-Infused Pro-D for the Fall

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on June 11, 2014 in Uncategorized |

There are some terrific, tech-infused pro-d events coming up in September and October.  Please visit: https://www.smore.com/s91a6 for more information!

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2013/14: The Year I Want Everyone to FAIL!

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on September 10, 2013 in Uncategorized |

This is it – the start of a brand new school year!  I spent some time this summer coming up with my mantra for the new educational year: FAIL.  This year I want to encourage students and teachers to FAIL.  Now, before you get all worried and question whether I spent WAAAY too much time […]

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Planning for Next Year!

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on June 25, 2013 in Uncategorized |

It is hard to believe that another school year is almost complete!  This has been a terrific year, and I have enjoyed working with so many SD73 teachers to help support them in planning/implementing technology enhanced learning projects in their classrooms and schools. There are many exciting initiatives, projects, and opportunities that I am already […]

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2013 Year-End Slideshow Soundtrack!

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on June 12, 2013 in Uncategorized |

This will be the first year I have not been working in a school of my own and helping with the annual year-end slideshow.  Everyone looks forward to it and sharing pictures from all the important events of the year is a great way to remind everyone about all the terrific things that happen at […]

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Google is EduAwesome!

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on December 14, 2012 in Uncategorized |

I was recently privileged to attend the Google Teacher Academy at the Google Headquarters Campus (Google-plex) in Mountain View, California.  It was an absolutely amazing event, and quite possibly the most exciting, useful, memorable professional development that I have been a part of! I have been a fan of Google tools/apps for a long time, […]

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A Great Time to Try Out New Technology!

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on September 17, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Welcome back! September is an exciting time in education. I always feel lucky to be in a profession where we get a fresh start every year. After a relaxing break, we get to come back to our classes refreshed, excited, and ready to try out new lessons, strategies, and tools. It is the perfect time […]

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Slideshow 2012 Playlist

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on June 24, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Every year students look forward to the year-end photo slideshow that most schools wind up with at their final assemblies.  Here are my picks for a slideshow sound track for the 2011-2012 school year.  I try to pick songs that are current and that the students will sing along to.  I love hearing them belting […]

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Too Much Time on Technology?

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on February 11, 2012 in Uncategorized |

There were a number of great projects and programs running in our district in January, including Screen Smart , Unplug and Play, Family Literacy day/week, Heap the Honda and more.  I am curious about the comments that I receive from colleagues each year when these events take place, wondering if, as Technology Coordinator, I’m “upset” […]

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Tips to Start the New Year Cyber-Safely!

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on January 6, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Happy New Year! When chatting with students upon to return to school this week, many of them tell me they received Christmas gifts that are technology-related (computers, iPod touches, gaming consoles, cell phones, etc.).  My own two sons are no different.  Many of these wonderful tools have Internet access through WiFi, etc. Our children are […]

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Grateful for Google

Posted by Tracy Poelzer on November 30, 2011 in Uncategorized |

I have been participating in and presenting a lot of workshops on different Google apps and tools lately.  They are certainly things that I, myself, find useful in both personal and educational settings, and I’m really excited to be sharing them with other interested educators in our school district.  I also love that they’re FREE!!! […]

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